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Cotonou Agreement

Definition(s)

The Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States of the one part and the European Union and its Member States of the other part, in order to promote and expedite the economic, cultural and social development of the ACP States, with a view to contributing to peace and security and to promoting a stable and democratic political environment.

Source(s)

Cotonou Agreement

Translations

  • BG: Споразумението от Котону
  • CS: Dohoda z Cotonou
  • DE: Cotonou-Abkommen
  • EL: Συμφωνία Κοτονού
  • EN: Cotonou Agreement
  • ES: Acuerdo de Cotonou
  • ET: Cotonou leping
  • FI: Cotonoun sopimus
  • FR: Accord de Cotonou
  • GA: Comhaontú Cotonou
  • HU: Cotonou-i Egyezmény
  • IT: Accordo di Cotonou
  • LT: Kotonu susitarimas
  • LV: Kotonū nolīgums
  • MT: Ftehim (Il-) ta’ Cotonou
  • NL: Overeenkomst van Cotonou
  • PL: Porozumienie z Cotonou
  • PT: Acordo de Cotonou
  • RO: Acordul Cotonou
  • SK: Dohoda z Cotonou
  • SL: Kotonoujski sporazum
  • SV: Cotonouavtalet
  • NO: Cotonou-avtalen

Synonym(s)

  • ACP-EC Partnership Agreement
  • Cotonou Partnership Agreement

Related Term(s)

Note(s)

1. The Cotonou Agreement is the most comprehensive Partnership Agreement between developing countries and the EU. It was signed on 23 June 2000 in Cotonou, Benin as a global agreement, introducing important changes and ambitious objectives while preserving the ‘acquis’ of 25 years of ACP-EC cooperation. It was revised in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005.
2. Art. 13 of this agreement refers to the issue of migration which shall be the subject of in-depth dialogue in the framework of the ACP-EU Partnership.
3. For more information, see the description of the Agreement on the International Partnerships website